Mercy's Men's Health Center offers specialized services to assist with conditions common to men. Please contact us with any male health questions or needs.
Urinary Incontinence Assessment and Treatment
Urinary incontinence is any involuntary leakage of urine. It is very common and often distressing, the result of which may have a profound impact on a person's quality of life. Urinary incontinence almost always results from an underlying and treatable medical condition. Learn more about urinary incontinence assessment and treatment.
Andropause (Male Menopause) Consultation
Andropause is a set of physical and psychological changes that men generally go through beginning in middle age. It is caused by decreasing levels of testosterone and is common.
Symptoms include lethargy, decreased energy, decreased libido and decreased interest in sex, erectile dysfunction, muscle weakness and aches, inability to sleep, hot flashes, night sweats, depression, infertility and bone loss.
Treatment includes testosterone replacement therapy (when appropriate).
Erectile Dysfunction (ED) Consultation
ED is the inability of a man to gain or maintain a firm erection long enough for sexual activity. This is often caused more by physical problems than psychological ones.
Physical causes of ED include heart disease, clogged vessels, high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, metabolic syndrome, some medications, tobacco use, alcohol consumption, hormonal disorders, certain surgeries of the pelvic area, Parkinson's and Multiple Sclerosis.
Psychological causes include anxiety, stress, depression, fatigue as well as poor communication with partner.
There are several treatment options including medications, counseling and surgery.
High blood pressure, high cholesterol, smoking, obesity, and even family history of heart conditions are all major risk factors of heart disease.
Mercy offers a quick, convenient, inexpensive way to learn your risk of heart disease that includes glucose screening, cholesterol screening, BMI assessment, tips for a heart healthy lifestyle, a printout and review of results, and a referral, if needed. No physician order is required. To schedule, call (319) 861-7778.
FREE Blood Pressure Checks
Call the Men's Health Center at (319) 861-7874 for a free blood pressure check.
Blood pressure can be elevated without showing symptoms. "Normal" for most is 120/80. We can assist with or suggest a course of medical action for many other male health issues.